Issues of health are increasingly transnational in scope and involve complex legal issues. Georgetown Law offers two innovative LL.M. programs examining global health law issues: Global Health Law and Global Health Law and International Institutions.
Global Health Law LL.M.
The Global Health Law Program offers lawyers working nationally and internationally the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through focused studies in core legal and policy courses on global health, individual and public health, human rights, trade law, bioethics, international economics, environmental law, biotechnology, and science. Additional coursework may focus on other areas of legal interest, including disabilities, insurance, intellectual property, and refugees. Significant opportunities for independent student research exist and many students also secure externship placements at national and international organizations.
This innovative, full- or part-time intensive course of study under the faculty direction of Professor Lawrence O. Gostin is open to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or a first degree in law from outside the United States) and strong interests or backgrounds in global and domestic health laws and policies.
Global Health Law LL.M. students are integrated into the O’Neill Institute in many ways and have the opportunity to work on the Institute’s projects as research assistants, participate in its Mentorship Program and enroll in its practicum courses.
For more information contact Tanya Baytor.
Global Health Law and International Institutions LL.M.
Georgetown University Law Center in partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland also offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Health Law and International Institutions. This innovative, intensive course of study is open to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or a first degree in law from outside the United States) and strong interest or background in global health law and policy. Students may begin their coursework at Georgetown on a full- or part-time basis. After completion of one full-time semester or up to three part-time semesters at Georgetown, students will complete the program with a full-time spring semester at the Graduate Institute and an internship in Geneva.